Alison Uttley was a participant of the 1st Edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme.
Alison Uttley, GCLP 2016, is interested in the intersection of culture, politics, and social change. She is currently the Associate Director of Marketing at Luminato, a global multi-arts festival based in Toronto, Canada. She is also the host of a monthly conversation series about topical political issues with the non-profit organization Why Should I Care? Previously, Alison worked in marketing and communications at TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival) and Canadian Stage. She has worked as a consultant for creative entrepreneurs and taught marketing at George Brown College. She was´shortlisted for Marketing magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 in Canada in 2015 and 2016. Connect with her @alisonuttley
“I was honoured to be a Canadian delegate in the inaugural Global Cultural Leadership Programme. The experience working with peers from around the world reminded me how urgent it is that we collaborate on common goals. I also became very aware of the strengths and limitations of my Canadian worldview. I left the Programme motivated to expand my work to a global scale.”
In order to introduce themselves and their organisations, the participants prepared a poster presenting 4 elements – Me, My organisation, My Project and My Dream.